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This exhibition illustrates one of many research topics supported by the Unidel History of Chemistry Collection. The history of chemical separation, now a highly specialized branch of industrial chemistry, encompasses chemical theory and laboratory practice.
The exhibition traces this theme in early writers such as Biringuccio, Agricola and Libavius, who cover a wide range of chemical subjects from a practitioner's point of view; and later in later treatises, textbooks, dictionaries, and manuals. Works included in the exhibition from the nineteenth century and twentieth century demonstrate the increasing industrialization of chemical processes.
This exhibition was on display in the Special Collections gallery from February-May, 1991.
Tags: Science--History; Chemistry